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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2006, 10:41 am Thread Starter
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Rear Tyre catching Exhaust

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I went out today with my wife as pillion, she weighs about 9 stone, I'm about 14, when I got back I found the back tyre catching the exhaust, it had taken about 1mm off the tyre sidewall. A quick pull on the exhaust increased the gap back to about 5 mm, the tyre is a standard 190 section Metzler M1.

Anybody got any ideas what could be wrong, the bikes warrenty expired on the 30th September (typical!!)

I suppose the Remus will have to go back on in the interim.

Cheers Dibbley
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2006, 1:12 pm
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some how the exhaust hanger got bent . Mine has about a 2 inch clearance
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2006, 7:04 pm
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Hi,
I went out today with my wife as pillion, she weighs about 9 stone, I'm about 14, when I got back I found the back tyre catching the exhaust, it had taken about 1mm off the tyre sidewall. A quick pull on the exhaust increased the gap back to about 5 mm, the tyre is a standard 190 section Metzler M1.

Anybody got any ideas what could be wrong, the bikes warrenty expired on the 30th September (typical!!)

I suppose the Remus will have to go back on in the interim.

Cheers Dibbley

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 12:26 pm Thread Starter
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Cheers Mate, all sorted now, it did neen a bit of jiggery pokery as the plate covering the join needed to be put on prior to tightening the joint, otherwise it was impossible to get the screw in the hole.

1mm of the side wall should make no difference i hope?

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Cheers Mate, all sorted now, it did neen a bit of jiggery pokery
9 stone, 14 stone, jiggery pokery???

What language is this?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2006, 8:38 am
 
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I think a stone is 17 lbs...they still use that in the U.K.

The jiggery pokery term for us is like fiddling or rigging.

I work with some Brits, so I've picked up on their secret langauge!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2006, 12:28 pm
 
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1 stone is 16lbs
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2006, 1:49 pm Thread Starter
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Sorry lads and lasses, I didn't realise you had moved over to the 'French' measurements of kilo's etc.

The British are still hanging on (by the fingernails) to the old Pounds, ounces, much to the annoyance of our Government.

The only reason they made us change to Litres is to cover up just how much a gallon costs!

A Stone is 14lbs.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 2006, 3:48 pm
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We now have three different accounts of what a stone is in pounds. So what is it, mates?

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We now have three different accounts of what a stone is in pounds. So what is it, mates?
According to Google...1 stone=14lbs or 6.350 kilograms
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